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Milton library joins e-Book program, adds 200,000 titles to collection

Posted by Natalie Feulner  April 24, 2012 04:14 PM

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The Milton Library announced this week that it has joined “Freading,” an electronic book service. Freading will allow the library to increase the size of its collection by adding thousands of books to the library website, a news release said.

Any Milton resident with a library card can download books each week and the library pays only a “modest cost” of the 200,000 options available.

“Freading is the only way to quickly give Milton library cardholders a selection of over 200,000 e-books,” Library Director Philip McNulty said in a statement. “While a number of books someone can read in any given week is limited, you can all be reading the same one.”

McNulty went on to say that the market for electronic books in libraries is still in its “early days” but that Freading already boasts a large selection and popular publishers such as Algonquin Books and Sterling Publishing.

Other libraries around the country and in Massachusetts participating in Freading include the Sandwich Public Library, Maricopa County Library District in Arizona, and the Edmonton Library in Alabama, among others.

Freading books are compatible on the iPad, the iPhone, Android phones and tablets, the Kindle Fire, the Nook, and Kobo devices.

For more information about the program call 617-698-5757 or visit http://miltonlibrary.freading.com.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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